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Carnival Freedom Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Verified Review
6 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 08, 2010
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago

This was the first time our family of four booked a cruise. It was a great experience and would definitely travel this way again. We were four adults staying in one stateroom without a window and it was a little tight at times. I was able to see a stateroom with a window, and it definitely makes a difference. The layout is slighty different and seems to provide more room and light. The ship is very clean, the staff very polite and friendly, the food incredible, and lots of things to do. Getting on and off the ship was extremely organized. I would recommend Carnival Cruises to any looking to book a cruise.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We had anytime dining and were able to be seated as soon as we walked in. There was never a wait time. It was great to be able to have the flexibility to have dinner whenever it fit our daily schedule.


5 out of 5
Lots to do for adults and children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly and helpful staff.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Definitely go with a stateroom with a window, unless you are a party of two and don't mind the more cozy feel. Much too close for a party of four.
3 out of 5
We took the Tour of Key West which was very informative and then took advantage of the shopping.
3 out of 5
Not too much to see. We took a tour of the Cayman Island and went to the Turtle Farm and Rum Cake Factory and Hell. Great free samples of rum cake and rum at the Rum Cake Factory. Be sure to pack you liquor purchases in you checked luggage. We took ours on with our carry on and were not able to bring it back with us. Not much to look at when going to Hell.
Don't Miss: The Turtle Farm and Rum Cake Factory
5 out of 5
The Dunn River Falls is a must do. Lots of fun and somewhat challenging. There are trails and get off areas should you feel along the way that you are not able to complete the climb. Definitely wear water shoes and plan on getting wet. The staff are on the climb with you and help you along the way.
Don't Miss: The Dunn River Falls

Pros: Fun Ship, very clean, lots of food, friendly staff, great way to travel.

Cons: Should have gone with a stateroom with a window. It difinitely makes a difference!

Recommends Carnival Freedom? Yes!

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